Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni was blown away by the performance that Cristian Romero delivered to help the world champions emerge 1-0 winners over Ecuador.

Romero has started the season very impressively for Tottenham, looking more like the player he was when he first arrived at the club in 2021 rather than the error-prone defender we saw for much of last season.

Cristian Romero

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The centre-back, who has now been appointed as the club’s new vice-captain by Ange Postecoglou, has emerged as the leader of Spurs’ young backline.

Not only has he been extremely solid at the back but he has also chipped in with two goals in the first four Premier League games, which included a thundering hit into the top corner in Tottenham’s 5-2 win over Burnley last Saturday.

Argentina boss blown away by Cristian Romero

It now looks like Romero has taken his club form to the international scene, with Scaloni left speechless by the performance that the 25-year-old delivered in the World Cup qualifier over Ecuador.

The Albiceleste boss told D-Sports: “I have no words for the match Cuti Romero had. During the home games, people motivate him and he thinks he’s a He-Man, he can run 70 metres. He is an impressive centre-back, he played an incredible game.”

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We know that Romero gives his 110 per cent every single time he steps onto the field, which is why there is always a concern that he will pick up an injury during the international break.

With Argentina having a tough away trip to Bolivia on Tuesday, which will likely be a very physical encounter, Spurs fans and Postecoglou will be waiting with bated breath to see if the 25-year-old returns unscathed.

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